with The Dodgy Mountain Men

Stonefly Productions presents…

Head For The Hills (Bluegrass/Folk – Fort Collins, CO)

with an opening performance by:
The Dodgy Mountain Men (Bluegrass/Stompgrass – Missoula, MT)

DOORS 9pm / SHOW 10pm
AGES 21+ (w/ VALID ID)
TICKETS: $8 ADV // $10 DOS
Advance Tickets on-sale HERE!

“Head for the Hills has created a sound that is all at once organic, precise, timeless, and brand-new,” as reported by the Missoula Independent. The acclaimed Colorado quartet has been receiving nation-wide recognition in response to their refreshing take on acoustic music. Described as “modern acoustic” music, H4TH produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. In the live setting, H4TH ventures into a myriad of musical styles and sonic landscapes that appeal to a boundless array of listeners.

The past year has been a whirlwind of excitement for the group, with a “SxSW Critics Pick” selection by the Austin Statesman, a featured NPR radio appearance, & a nod for “Best Bluegrass” in Colorado for 3 consecutive years (2010-2012), via a reader’s based poll conducted by Westword Magazine (Denver’s premier lifestyle/entertainment publication). The quartet performed at a host of music festivals in 2012 including: Wakarusa Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, SxSW and many more. The group released their first live album on May 29th 2012, entitled “Head for the Hills Live.” All captured in clear high fidelity sound & culled from 5 great nights in the band’s home-state of Colorado, “Head for the Hills – Live” is just that; the band live and unadorned, performing favorite original material and select covers.

To get a sense of Head for the Hills’ snowballing momentum, look no further than the surrounding talent on their self-titled sophomore release (2010), Head for the Hills. The album garnered the group a charted position on the CMJ Top 200 national radio listings. The pickers attracted heavyweights like longtime bluegrass aficionado, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) to produce and recorded at Bill Nershi’s Sleeping Giant. Mastering wiz Gus Skinas engineered the effort, who boasts a particularly intriguing history having digitally remastered Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon; helped Sony develop the early iterations digital audio, and invented an innovative multi-tracker called Sonoma that combines the warmth of analog with the ease and efficiency of digital. In addition, Vance Powell — who adorns his mantle with a Grammy for his work on the Raconteurs wildly successful Consolers of the Lonely album — mixed the record. The self titled release earned the group a #29 position on Colorado Radio’s “Top 50 Albums of 2010.”

In 2007, for their debut studio effort, “Robber’s Roost,” the band joined forces with the talented producer/performer Sally Van Meter. Ms. Van Meter, among her impressive list of accomplishments, is credited for her 1994 Grammy Award Winning work on The Great Dobro Sessions. She has also produced albums for artists like Yonder Mountain String Band, Open Road Bluegrass and Allison Brown.

Head for the Hills have performed, shared programming, & crossed festival paths with such notables as: David Grisman, Sam Bush, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Dr. Dog, Little Feat, Nickel Creek, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, Punch Brothers, Doc Watson, Railroad Earth & many more. The quartet has performed at many premier festivals, events, & radio programs including: Wakarusa Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, NPR-Ideastream, High Sierra Music Festival, eTown, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival, and many more.

With direction from a plethora of talented company and an ever-evolving approach to progressive acoustic music, there is no telling what exciting potentials lay ahead for the Colorado quartet.

The Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a diverse electro acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending expirimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add original voices, unique instrumentation, and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you’ve got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.

Dodgy Mountain Men released their debut album, “Stronger than Death,” in the spring of 2012 and have played shows across the country in support of the album. Over the last two years they have played premium slots at festivals including the John Hartford Memorial Festival (IN), Spring Blossom (PA), Love Your Mother Earth Festival (MT) and River City Roots (MT), to name a few. They have also had the pleasure of sharing more intimate stages with acts such as The Devil Makes Three, Greensky Bluegrass, Scott Biram, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Winter Carpenters, Fruition, Hillstomp, and many more. DMM intend to follow their music wherever it takes them, like the rhythm and roar of a freight train crisscrossing the tapestry of the Great American West.

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